Lonely Castle in the Mirror movie trailer features theme song music “Merry-Go-Round” by Yuuri

Lonely Castle in the Mirror screenshot
Screenshot from the trailer for the upcoming anime Lonely Castle in the Mirror. Pic credit: A-1 Pictures

A Lonely Castle in the Mirror movie trailer PV was released ahead of the film’s release date in Japan on December 23, 2022.

The movie was first announced in February 2022, and a teaser trailer revealing the December release date and the main cast and staff was released in July 2022.

This is the first Lonely Castle in the Mirror full trailer, and it reveals and previews the movie’s theme song — “Merry-Go-Round” by Yuri.

The trailer also revealed four additional cast members, including:

  • Akiko Yajima (Pino in Ergo Proxy)
  • Karen Miyama (Ichika Usami in Maho Girls Precure!)
  • Ayaka Yoshimura
  • Anji Ikehata

Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the official Shochiku Youtube channel:

Cast and staff

The main cast includes:

  • Ami Toma as Kokoro
  • Sakura Kiryuu as Aki (Nagi Amano in Weathering with You)
  • Takumi Kitamura as Rion (Naomi Katagaki in Hello World)
  • Aoi Miyazaki as Kitajima-sensei (Hana in Wolf Children)
  • Rihito Itagaki as Subaru
  • Naho Yokomizu as Fuka
  • Minami Takahashi as Masamune
  • Yuuki Kaji as Ureshino (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan)
  • Kumiko Asou as protagonist Kokoro’s mother (Horita in Wolf Children)

Keiichi Hara (Colorful: The Motion Picture) is directing Lonely Castle in the Mirror at A-1 Pictures. Miho Maruo is in charge of the script. Keigo Sasaki is designing the characters and is also the chief animation director.  Harumi Fuuki is composing the music.

Here is the key visual released by the production team:

Key visual for Lonely Castle in the Mirror
Kokoro trying to go to the castle where the wolf is waiting in the Lonely Castle in the Mirror visual. Pic credit: A-1 Pictures

More about Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror or Kagami no Kojou is an upcoming anime film based on the novel written by Mizuki Tsujimura.

Poplar Publishing first published the novel in May 2017. The company later re-released the novel in a two-volume paperback format in March 2021.

In 2017, the novel topped Kadokawa’s Da Vinci magazine “Book of the Year” list. It also won the 2017 King’s Brunch Book Prize and the Japan Booksellers’ Award in 2018.

Kagami no Kojou also inspired a manga adaptation illustrated by Tomo Taketomi. The manga was serialized in  Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine from June 2019 to February 2022. The chapters of the manga have been compiled into five tankobon volumes.

Check out this piece on our website to learn about the plot of Lonely Castle in the Mirror.

For more information on the movie, check out the official Kagami no Kojou movie website.

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